Video Content: The New El Dorado? - Competition for content between telecom operators, audiovisual players and the Internet

Published: June 2017
No. of Pages: 62
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The report looks at the potential success of vertical integration in the audiovisual value chain by telcos, TV broadcasters and Internet players.

  • It analyses the reasons for the many operations we are seeing by exploring the changes taking place in the audiovisual environment.
  • It provides an overview of the major acquisitions involving companies and content rights, as well as the new companies and services created by players downstream in the chain.
  • It then seeks to understand the role played by content in the strategy of each category of player based on concrete examples.

The report also examines the strengths and weaknesses of the three player categories involved in this race to acquire content, before exploring each one’s prospects for success and possible alternative strategies.

Geographic area and actors

  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • United Kingdom
  • North America
    • United States
  • World


  • Alibaba
  • Altice/SFR
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • BeIN
  • BT
  • Canal+
  • Comcast
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • DirecTV
  • Disney
  • Distribuidora de Television Digital
  • ESPN
  • Facebook
  • HBO
  • Hulu
  • KPN
  • Liberty Global
  • Lionsgate
  • Mediaset
  • NBCUniversal
  • Netflix
  • Orange
  • ProSiebenSat.1
  • Proximus
  • Sky
  • Swisscom
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • TF1
  • Time Warner
  • Twitter
  • Verizon
  • Yahoo!
  • YouTube


A changing TV environment

  • A rapidly restructuring market
  • Value shifting upstream in the audiovisual chain

The race for ownership of content

  • Telcos/cablecos: numerous operations to integrate content
  • Integration of production activities by TV channel broadcasters
  • Premium rights acquisition by Internet players

The role of content in player strategies

  • Content is a loss leader for telcos/cablecos
  • FTA and pay-TV broadcasters facing different challenges
  • Internet players split between using content as a loss leader or core business

What are the prospects for success?

  • Interest in convergence between telcos and content providers, but with reservations

Published By: iDate Research
Product Code: iDate Research157

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